ūdra

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

ūdra m

  1. genitive singular form of ūdrs

NounEdit

ūdra m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of ūdris

LithuanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*wed-

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ūˀdrāˀ; compare Latvian ûdrs, Old Prussian udro, Proto-Slavic *vỳdra ‎(otter).[1] From Proto-Indo-European *udreh₂, a substantivized feminine of *udrós ‎(aquatic, of water). Compare Ancient Greek ὕδρα ‎(húdra, sea serpent), Latin lutra ‎(otter).[2]

The long vowel and acute accuentation are reflexes of Winter's Law (compare vanduõ ‎(water), where Winter's law was blocked).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈuːdrɐ/

NounEdit

ū́dra f ‎(plural ū́dros) stress pattern 1

  1. otter (Lutra lutra)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rick Derksen (2015), Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 477
  2. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 355
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